Aliens in the Barn

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Decoherence @LianaBrooks Cover Reveal #scifi







Blurb:
Readers of Blake Crouch's DARK MATTER and Wesely Chu's TIME SALVAGER will love Liana Brooks' DECOHERENCE--the thrilling, time-bending conclusion to the Time & Shadow series!
Samantha Rose and Linsey MacKenzie have established an idyllic life of married bliss in Australia, away from the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, away from mysterious corpses, and—most of all—away from Dr. Emir’s multiverse machine.
But Sam is a detective at heart, and even on the other side of the world, she can’t help wonder if a series of unsolved killings she reads about are related—not just to each other, but to the only unsolved case of her short career.
She knows Jane Doe’s true name, but Sam never discovered who killed the woman found in an empty Alabama field in spring of 2069. She doesn’t even know which version of herself she buried under a plain headstone.
When Mac suddenly disappears, Sam realizes she is going to once more be caught up in a silent war she still doesn’t fully understand. Every step she takes to save Mac puts the world she knows at risk, and moves her one step closer to becoming the girl in the grave.


Links:



Author Bio:
Liana Brooks writes sci-fi and crime fiction for people who like happy endings. She believes in time travel to the future, even if it takes a good book and all night to get there. When she isn’t writing, Liana hikes the mountains of Alaska with her family and giant dog. Find her at LianaBrooks.com or on Twitter as @LianaBrooks




First Two Pages Excerpt:

Decoherence (n): a period of time when all iterations collapse and there is only one possible reality.
~ Excerpt from Definitions of Time by Emmanuela Pine, I1

Day 247
Year 5 of Progress

Capitol Spire

Main Continent

Iteration 17—Fan 1

… three. Rose stood and peered through the frosted, warped glass of the conference room as the speaker turned away. It didn’t matter which iteration she was in, Emir was predictable. She had seven seconds to do a head count. She didn’t need that long.
A quick head count was all it took to confirm that the einselected nodes she’d been sent to assassinate were where they belonged.
Every iteration had nodes, people or events that kept that variation of human history from collapsing. Dr. Emir had created a machine that allowed people not only to move along their own timeline, but at critical convergence points, it allowed them to cross between realities. But the Mechanism for Iteration Alignment’s greatest ability was the one that allowed Dr. Emir and Central Command to steer history by erasing futures they didn’t want.
Rose knelt beside the door, did one final sweep for alarms, and nodded for her team to move in. It was her job to cross at convergence points, kill the nodes, and collapse the futures that no one wanted.
One look at the version of herself watching this iteration’s Emir with rapt fascination was enough to make Rose want to snip this future in the bud.
Chubby was the first thing that came to mind. Rose’s doppelganger was enjoying being at the top of the social pyramid and probably gorging on whatever passed as a delicacy here. The squared bangs with a streak of riotous red only accented the corpulence and lack of self-control the inferior other had.
Even with a heavy wood door between them, Rose could hear that this iteration’s Emir was hypothesizing things the MIA was never meant to do. Everyone with half a brain knew that decoherence didn’t combine iterations, it crushed them. Only the true timeline, the Prime, would survive decoherence. Planning to welcome and integrate doppelgangers into the society was pure idiocy.
The techs sealing the door shut gave her the high sign.
Rose nodded to her hacker.
“Cameras locked. Security is deaf and blind, ma’am” Logan’s voice was a soft whisper in her earpiece. He was a genius with computer systems, a fact that had saved him when they collapsed I-38 three years ago. “We have a fifteen-minute window.”
“Hall cleared,” reported Bennet. “Permission to move perimeter guard to the exit?”
Rose nodded. “Permission granted.” She waved for the soldiers to move out. There could be no risk of failure. No chance for the errant nodes to escape, and no risk that her team would get killed here.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Science Fiction Romance Promo! #SFRBlast #SciFi #Romance


It's a Science Fiction Romance promo party! Over 40 SFR books from your favorite and new-to-you authors for only 99cents. Some are even free! As you go over the book covers in the promo, you'll see some authors have a book marked down to 99cents and another marked as free. Isn't that like getting 2 books for the price of 4 or something? This is so fun!

My new release "Aliens in the Barn" was marked down from $2.99 to 99cents for the 5th Annual SFRB Blog Hop last week and it will remain 99cents for this fantastic SFR promo this week. I have a short story, 'The Stranger,' in "Tales from the SFR Brigade," which is a free book.

Type the website www.smschmitz.com/promo into your browser or be transported straight to the Promo page here: SFR Promo.

Look at all the great titles! Shoot, I'm even going to go through and get all these gems while they're marked down so low, lol. Enjoy!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 SFR Brigade Summer Blog Hop



Welcome to the 2016 SFRB Summer Blog Hop! This is the Brigade's 5th Annual Blog Hop. I have been a part of the previous four, so wouldn't miss this one for the world, or other worlds, lol. ;)

As you may already know from your travels to other worlds before stopping by mine, this year's theme is "Other Worlds." 

I want to tell you about Bazin and Miaxa's homeworld of Beryll. Bazin and Miaxa are energy beings that use metallic bodies to contain their energy. Beryll is much the same way. It is a planet full of ionized energy. The planet itself is composed of metals; even the sea is metal, a liquid metal. The Beryllians utilize the metals of the planet to harness its energy for everything from recharging their mechanical bodies to powering their infrastructure. 

The following is an excerpt showing what the planet looks like:

***

They stopped at an overpass and looked out over the Mercury Sea. The silvery liquid metal rippled tranquilly against the horizon as the sky swirled with blue and violet ionized energy. The dancing light was reflected by the sea, and it was hard to tell where the sea ended and the sky began.

“I never get tired of looking at that,” Kiva said, turning to watch the equally beautiful lighting of the city. Each building was charged with contained electrons that traced patterns of color along the edges, smoothly flowing from one color to the next as they collided with nitrogen atoms.

Miaxa looked down, too anxious to appreciate the tranquility of the planet’s natural beauty, or the ingenuity in containing it. "Do you think they'll come to a settlement?"

***

Thank you for stopping by. I have reduced the price of my new release "Aliens in the Barn: 4 Short Stories of Mech Alien Romance and Misadventure" from $2.99 to only 99cents for the duration of the hop. Go check it out! <3




Blurb:

Four short stories of romance between Bazin and Miaxa, two alien beings from the planet Beryll. Finding themselves on a previously unknown planet, Earth, they grow fond of a human family. Cultural misunderstandings are a constant, the day-in-the-life misadventures of Bazin and Miaxa and their human friends.

Alexander Maddox has a special job with the government involving aliens from another world. The ones living in his barn were unexpected. Misunderstandings a daily occurrence, he is sure his resident aliens will be the death of him. A life in pieces collection of the Maddox family's everyday life with their alien residents.  

Aliens in the Barn:

--There’s a mechanical extraterrestrial living in Alex’s barn, but what will happen if the alien’s wife arrives? Wait, Bazin’s married?

Scared to Death:

--Beth has been married to Alex for over a year and he still can't make it home for dinner. Why do he and his coworker friend spend so much time working on that truck in the barn?

The Skellyd Hunters:

--With a core-bonded strength few understand, Bazin and Miaxa are Beryll's finest warriors. Sometimes they go a little too far and Andler is left with the consequences, for better or worse.

Meet Douglas Fir:

--Being human isn't easy with robotic alien residents misunderstanding the simple stuff. Alex can't imagine his family life without Bazin and Miaxa, however. Time to have them over for Christmas. 


Buy Links:


Please follow the links below to read the next entry in the blog hop. Happy reading!




a Rafflecopter giveaway


Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for some great prizes! You can find the entry form here: SFRB Summer Blog Hop Giveaway!